Birth Name: Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes
Place of Birth: Benguela, Angola
Date of Birth: 26 February, 1986
Leila Lopes is an Angolan actress, model, and beauty queen. She was crowned the 2011 Miss Universe. She is 5 feet 10 inches tall and studied business management in the U.K.
Leila is the daughter of Dulce Costa and Geraldo Vieira Lopes. A picture of Leila with her father can be seen here. A picture of Leila with her mother can be seen here.
Leila is married to British-born American NFL player Osi Umenyiora, who is of Igbo Nigerian descent.
Leila has said:
Unfortunately a lot of information that are being published have absolutely no sense whatsoever. Among them, my ancestry. I don’t have any Cape Verdean ancestry, I’m 100% Angolan, the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of Angolan people.
It appears that her parents are Cape Verdean. Also some websites describe her as having Cuban ancestry. That is uncorrect.
Her Cape Verdean ancestry is incorrect.
When asked about it, she stated:
“Unfortunately a lot of information that are being published have absolutely no sense whatsoever. Among them, my ancestry. I don’t have any Cape Verdean ancestry, I’m 100% Angolan, the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of Angolan people”.
Thank you. Maybe she means that all her recent ancestors were born in Angola, but I believe that both her parents could have some degree of Portuguese ancestry. What do you think?
I believe she does have some Portuguese ancestry. I might be wrong, but I guess she has said it in an interview once.
BTW, Leila is married to British-born American NFL star (of Igbo Nigerian background) Osi Umenyiora.
Leila’s parents are Dulce Costa and Geraldo Vieira Lopes.
@Andrew Of course every PRETTY black girl has to be labeled have some white dna. Its so ridiculous. People cannot see how racist this is? Do you dig into the grandparents of attractive white women to find non-white dna. ???? NO you dont. Black African women cannot even be 100% if they claim to be. Not everyone is mixed. And who cares about great grandparents
This girl is 100% black African Nigerian, lots of pretty women are not mixed. https://youtu.be/XvrfB7ENqvY
How many times do you have to post the video of this girl? To say that Leila Lopes has some Portuguese ancestry has nothing to do with racism.